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Buckhead nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead and 4 injured

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  • Buckhead nightclub shooting.
  • Incident leaves a fatal balance.
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A tragic incident at a Buckhead nightclub has left the community in shock following a confirmed fatality.

According to reports from the Atlanta police, the attack resulted in at least two deaths and four injuries.

The incident took place early Sunday, May 12, at the Elleven45 Lounge, located at 2110 Peachtree Road NW.

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Shooting reported at Atlanta nightclub

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Police immediately responded to a call about an injured person, this occurred around 2:30 am local time.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they found six people injured by gunshots, resulting in the deaths of a man and a woman at the scene.

The deceased victims were later identified as 20-year-old Nykris Ridley and 21-year-old Mari Creighton.

The above data was confirmed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to ‘Atlanta News First’.

Status of the victims after the shooting

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According to stories from Creighton’s family to the aforementioned media, she was celebrating a birthday with friends at the club when the tragic incident occurred.

In addition to the deceased, four more people, two men and two women, were taken to nearby hospitals in stable condition and are expected to survive.

Police indicated that all of the victims were apparently patrons of the club, aged between 20 and 30 years old.

Which suggests that the shooting took place during a social gathering related to Mari’s celebration, the portal noted.

Information about the suspect

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The deadly altercation arose from a dispute within the club, which escalated into a physical confrontation and the use of firearms.

Although police have mentioned that there appears to be a single shooter, no arrests have yet been made in connection with the incident.

So far, authorities have not provided a detailed description of the alleged suspect, ’11 Alive’ detailed.

But they are carefully reviewing surveillance videos from inside the club in search of clues that may help in the identification and capture of the person responsible.

Research and future updates

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The investigation into this tragic shooting remains ongoing, and the public is urged to stay tuned for updates provided, noted Atlanta News First.

Reports are being made to obtain more details regarding this ongoing development of the altercation that occurred inside the nightclub.

This fact underscores the need to ensure the safety of all citizens and visitors in the Buckhead area and throughout the city of Atlanta.

A video posted by ‘11 Alive‘ on the YouTube platform that shows images of the attack and HERE you can watch.

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